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of blame to go around here. i don't want to try to push it one way or the other. but seeing bob dole on the floor yesterday of the congress, on the disability question and remembering how bob dole and george mitchell, how much they respected each other, how much they worked together, how much they both wanted to negotiate. there was a sense in the senate especially, but even in the house some years ago, that the purpose of being there was to make progress for the country. yes, you made your arguments loud and clear. at the end of the day you sat down and negotiated it out because that's what the country needed. now, there's this -- there's this willingness to keep trying to pin the political blame on the other side, keep trying to push the other side, making sure they get the blame if this thing goes down rather than sort of saying, how do we make sure we don't go down? >> we'll leave it there. dana bash, jessica yellen, appreciate your reporting. >>> signs there could be progress, far from a done deal. as we mentioned treasury secretary said today, the obama administration is willin
can get ahold of this material. and it just doesn't get more serious than this. >> bob, you have been looking to how catastrophic these weapons can be. >> anderson, look at it this way. a 122 mm artillery round landing in the city will kill 18 to 20,000 people. >> one round? >> one round. you could take out a city a third of the city in the first couple of hours. this is a highly toxic liquid. it is a persistent a gent and completely deadly. if in fact they mixed the agent, it doesn't do you good to bomb these sites. if they are sitting in cities or near cities, it will have the same amount of damage. if you take the rounds and put it on the arartillery, you can fire it into anywhere that you want. there are all sorts of disaster situations. they are remote, but still a possibility. >> we don't want to speculate too much. this is an nbc report. we haven't been able to confirm it. fran, what kind of planning goes on with a plan like this? and to dobbob's point, if you strike the targets from the air, it doesn't help. senior military officers have confirmed to me, what they have told us
.s. law probably better than anybody else in the country. we had people like senator bob dole and his wife elizabeth who were on the floor at the time. who's been a staunch advocate for disability policy. so this shouldn't be, anrson, this should not be a partisan issue. the rights of people with disabilities. i mean, come on. and yet, it has been politicized, unfortunately. >> are you hoping that next year you might bring this up again? >> yes. we are going to come back. as you know, you know, it took for african-americans, for day americans, for women, the struggle for equal rights and justice took many, many years and so, too, it is in the disability rights movement. and, you know, i just think this cause, this treaty will happen because it's inevitable. how can you deny the rights of millions of people around the world. so i do think it will come back. senator kerry made a promise to bring it back. and, you know, we're hoping one day that this treaty will pass in the very near future, in fact. >> thank you for being with us. >> thank you for raising this important issue, anderson. >> l
with former senator bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, a listening time supporter of disability rights and advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote, he came to the senate chamber, 89, frail in the wheelchair and thought it was that important to be there. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted no and we don't know why. those are the names scrolling there, scrolling next to me. we call eed nearly all of them, too. why did they vote no? they wouldn't come on, we can't know for sure but what we do know is this. powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty, heritage foundation, the family research council and rick santorum's patriot pac and they used facts that weren't true like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family. to hand over to the state the ability to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> now, former senator and presidential kapd date rick santorum led the charge against the u.n. tr
the treaty. he even put a press release back in may proclaiming his support. here he is with bob dole in june. dole, a war veteran, former republican senate leader is a long-time supporter of disability rights and a strong advocate of this treaty. just before tuesday's vote he came to the senate chamber 89 years old frail in his wheelchair. he thought it was that important to make a difference. it didn't. some of the senators like senator moran broke their word and blocked the treaty. others voted now and we don't know why. you see the names on the screen there. today we called many and no one agreed to come on tonight? none will come on. some powerful conservative groups lobbied aggressively against the treaty. they used arguments that frankly didn't square with the facts, they weren't true, like this. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family to hand over to the state the ability it to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interests of the child and not look at the wonderful gift that every child is. >> former senator and presidential candidate rick santorum led the
contributor fran townsend, also a member of the cia and homeland security external advisories boards and bob baer, former cia officer. let's go first to the president's warnings. pretty stern words. they came after secretary of state clinton said the use of chemical weapons by the regime would cross a red line. is the president drawing that line and is he bringing the united states any closer to military action in doing so? >> well, john, i think we ought to be clear. they could have left it today with secretary clinton's statement. i think this was a very deliberate point that the president was making. he is fully engaged in this issue. clearly the president's been briefed, he's talking to his cabinet. we should assume that the united states military has continued the operations on the table fully prepared ready to go. there has been talk about the chemical weapons of syria for months, the military has had time to prepare. the administration has been clear, a military option is not where they want to have to go but i think the president's statement makes the point that they will go there if
a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. and the active ingredient relieves your cough. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk ab
and in the six years that we served together, i as majority leader, bob dole as minority leader, never once did a harsh word pass between us, although we differed on many issues, we debated vigorously on the floor of the senate, but it was not personal and we had dinner a couple times a week to talk about the issues and the problems that we had, and life in general. i think that's missing now, unfortunately. >> so i mean, who do you -- i don't know if blame is the right word, but how do you account for this idea that compromise is a dirty word in some quarters? is it tea party, is it extremes in either party? who is it? >> i think it's a combination of many factors, and i'm not an expert on this. i don't pretend to have all of the answers. but first, you now have redistricting which means that the vast majority of house members are elected in safe seats so the crucial election is not the general election, it's the primary election, and as we know in primaries, there's low participation which gives a hugely disproportionate power to the rigid extremes on both sides. that makes it very difficult.
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